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Child sex charges pending for Bemidji middle school assistant principal
One-room Minnesota schoolhouse student, now 96, and her teacher, 107, reunite
A contest for real saps: Vergas' Maple Syrup Festival to include syrup tasting contest
Al Franken, 'Giant of the Senate': Minnesota Senator visits Detroit Lakes, talks career pathways
Girl, 13, accused of leading SD police on high-speed chase in stolen SUV
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Goodhue takes down Raiders for second straight year
James Amdal, 97, in attendance at state quarterfinal
Lakes Figure Skating Club ends season with success
Journey To The Tourney: Lake Park-Audubon returns to state
Otters' late charge falls short in state opener
Column: Experiencing Christianity abroad
Column: Drinking in the joy of life
Thursday matters: Every day, His home in us
Food and fellowship: The Refuge continues to host free, weekly suppers
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Friends & Neighbors
Mistakes on Your Tax Return Could Lead to an Audit
Ryan Hanson Homes has new licensed realtor
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Joins Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes
Back in business: Audubon Liquor Store purchased by brothers-in-law
Norby's recognized for 90 years of membership
Full WE Fest lineup announced
'Beauty and the Beast' debuts to magical $350M globally
Women on a roll: Female directors dominate at Fargo Film Festival
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Lorraine M. Fingalson
Donald "Don" Darrell Schermerhorn
Donna Mae Graffis
Lyle E. Donley
Jeffrey M. Webber
Lynn Hummel column: The top 15 lessons in the school of life
Letter: 'Extreme vetting' is a sham--we're already as safe as we can be
Letter: Eken says attack against him by fellow senator was 'flat-out lie'
Another Republican wedge issue to divide Minnesotans?
Letter: 'Repeal and replace' plan means tax cuts for the rich, fewer health benefits for the American people
Signs of spring: The lark and pasque flowers
Brad Laabs column: There's still quality lake ice for fishing
Waiting for Woodie Camp: Young waterfowlers can attend free, weeklong summer camp
Blane Klemek column: Pileated woodpecker can hollow out trees like a buzzsaw
Brad Laabs column: Get your poop in a scoop and clean up the lake, anglers!
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
A $10,000 drop in the bucket: Red Kettle campaign gets big boost from anonymous donor in DL
Pine to Palm
May 11, 2012
Guest editorial: Rural post offices catch a break
This one's worth delivering overnight: Put an Express Mail stamp on the Postal Service's latest plan, and drop it off at the nearest post office. Which, it looks like, will be kept open after all, thanks to the promising new plan. The Postal Service came up with a creative and...
May 11, 2012 - 3:58pm
May 4, 2012
Guest editorial: No, the government won't get out of higher education
So, with student-loan debts skyrocketing, why doesn't the government just get out of the business of subsidizing college students? After all, by funneling grants and loans to students -- more loans than grants these days, but that's another editorial -- the government drives up...
May 4, 2012 - 5:13pm
April 9, 2012
Metro casino plan a good bet
Minnesota politicians should get their heads out of the sand and take a closer look at a sweetened proposal by the White Earth Nation to build a metro-area casino. White Earth now proposes giving the state $400 million for a Vikings stadium in exchange for permission to build a...
April 9, 2012 - 12:06pm
March 30, 2012
Partisanship disqualifies Voter ID
One of the U.S. Constitution's great strengths is the fact that amending the document is so difficult. The usual process demands the approval of 2/3 of both houses of Congress and 3/4 of the states. That has kept the U.S. government's founding document remarkably compact. Much more...
March 30, 2012 - 3:41pm
March 16, 2012
Wild weather is no coincidence
Enjoying the unseasonably warm weather? Stop a minute while you're basking in the sun to think about this: A new report finds that 4 out of 5 Minnesotans live in counties affected by federally declared weather-related disasters since 2006. Becker County is a three-time loser --...
March 16, 2012 - 4:14pm
January 20, 2012
Don't let winter fun turn tragic
It's devastating when the Midwest's winter playland turns deadly and claims the lives of those who are just out for some fun. But the tragic fact of those deaths and so many other fatal snowmobile accidents over the years is that they could have been prevented. This week is Snowmobile...
January 20, 2012 - 4:54pm
January 18, 2012
No more legislative secrecy
While Minnesota has generally done a good job passing and enforcing its open government laws, there is one glaring exception. The Minnesota Legislature itself needs to live by the open government rules it has dictated to everyone else. The state's best-known citizen-lobbyist on...
January 18, 2012 - 3:06pm
January 4, 2012
Big money in politics in the dark
The flow of money into 2012 political campaigns is intensifying like a spring flood on the Red River. The amounts already spent by Republicans vying for a chance to challenge President Barack Obama are staggering. But more staggering, and far less transparent, are the huge sums being...
January 4, 2012 - 12:08pm
December 2, 2011
Workers need payroll-tax cut
With property taxes going up, medical insurance not getting any cheaper and incomes largely stagnant, middle class workers in Minnesota are staggering under a heavy load. The straw that may break their back is the stalemate in Congress over continuing the payroll tax cut for another...
December 2, 2011 - 5:18pm
May 6, 2011
Bin Laden's death shows U.S. tenacity
" ... Under the cover of darkness, 26 days after the horrific terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, America on Sunday delivered a thunderous message to Osama bin Laden, the Taliban and all the world: We will retaliate. We will root out evil. We will not let cowardly terrorists intimidate...
May 6, 2011 - 3:08pm
April 22, 2011
Editorial: Too many kids aren't getting shots
Community health worker Mohamed Duale will long remember the day a desperate mother called him at home to say her child was suffering from a fever and red rash all over her body. "I can't forget the mother's voice, desperate for her child, pleading with me to help. I suspected immediately...
April 22, 2011 - 4:05pm
March 25, 2011
Wild weather defies prediction
The science of flood forecasting for the Red River Valley is as good as it's ever been. The level of sophistication is impressive in all areas: data gathering, data analysis, weather forecasting, computer models, satellite imagery and the historical record, to name the major factors...
March 25, 2011 - 4:04pm
March 9, 2011
As usual, our winter hangs on
It's been colder and snowier in March than is normal for the Red River Valley region. It's been warmer and drier in past years, experts tell us. When winter seems to drag on for longer than we think it should, we tend to remember when March was warmer. Thus far, low temperatures...
March 9, 2011 - 11:33am
March 2, 2011
Franken bill would fund STEM help
If Minnesota is to compete in the global marketplace, Minnesota students must become more proficient in STEM skills -- Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Sen. Al Franken, DFL-Minn., announced Thursday that he will introduce legislation that will invest in STEM education, a...
March 2, 2011 - 1:35pm
February 25, 2011
Food bill serves up rationality
A bill in the Minnesota House of Representatives is aptly named the "Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act." It proposes to shield food makers and sellers against lawsuits by people who claim they gain weight from eating fast food and other foods the food police deem unhealthy. "Personal...
February 25, 2011 - 10:45am